New Mexico Flag
    New Mexico Flag
    State flag of New Mexico
    Adopted 1925
    Proportion 2:3
    Designer Harry P. Mera

    New Mexico flag

    New Mexico flag
    New Mexico state flag
    The state flag of New Mexico consists of a red sun symbol of the Zia on a field of yellow. The sun symbol occupies one-third of the length of the flag and has four groups of rays set at right angles; each group consists of four rays, the two inner rays of the group are one-fifth longer than the outer rays of the group. The diameter of the circle in the center of the symbol is one-third of the width of the symbol.

    New Mexico flag colors - meaning

    Zia sun: symbolizes Native American Pueblo heritage of New Mexico and the circle of life
    red and yellow: symbolize the Spanish heritage of New Mexico as red and yellow are Spanish colors
    four groups of four rays: symbolize the four cardinal directions, the four seasons of the year, the four times of the day and four stages of life

    History of New Mexico state flag


    New Mexico flag
    History of the New Mexico state flag
    The state flag was designed by the archaeologist Harry Mera in a competition sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The design represents a circular sun with linear rays extending in four directions. To the Zia people and other cultures, four is a significant number. It is embodied in the four cardinal directions (North, South, East and West), the four seasons of the year (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter), the four times of the day (sunrise, noon, evening and night) and four stages of life (childhood, youth, adulthood and old age) Circular shape of the Sun emphasizes that everything is bound together in a circle of life, without beginning, without end. The Zia also believe that in this Great Brotherhood of all things, humans have four sacred obligations (they must develop a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and a devotion to the welfare of their people) Dr. Harry Mera, a New Mexico physician and anthropologist at the Museum of Anthropology in Santa Fe was inspired by a pot that was on display in the museum. That pot, made by an anonymous Zia potter in the late 1800s featured a white ringed Sun in red with three rays emanated from each of the four prime directions. The Spanish colors (red and yellow) symbolize the Spanish heritage of New Mexico region. The flag was officially adopted in March 1925.

    Pledge to the New Mexico state flag


    New Mexico flag
    Pledge to the New Mexico state flag
    I salute the flag of the state of New Mexico, the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures. Spanish Version: Saludo la bandera del estado de Nuevo Mejico, el simbolo zia de amistad perfecta, entre culturas unidas.

    New Mexico flag picture

    New Mexico flag Picture

    New Mexico flag image

    New Mexico flag image

    New Mexico flag photo

    New Mexico flag image